Purrspectives on pigs from a 22-year-old cat

Meet Meow, the Piggy Paradise mascot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
By Meow the cat

Hello, darlings. I’m living my best life here in paradise — Piggy Paradise that is.

I’ve been sharing my feline philosophies with my pig squad since the 90s. Back then, people knew me by my Messenger screen name, MysticMeow5001. Now I just go by Meow.

Meow the cat walking in front of some potbellied pigs

I’ve learned a few things over the years.

  • Home is where the heart is. My heart is sleeping under the stars ― and with the pigs.
  • I’m never too old to feel young.
  • The older I get, the better it gets. For me, it's been getting better for 22 summers.
  • Outside is my best side. It just looks good on me.
  • Life is truly what you make it. I'm proof of that.

I can't say I really have any regrets ― not a single one.

Well ...


… maybe I could have taken a mud bath with my friend Poppy. I never did see him get a sunburn.

Meow the cat standing on some pavers looking directly at the camera

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